1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Sterile baby geese?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by HollyORiley, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. HollyORiley

    HollyORiley Out Of The Brooder

    61
    3
    31
    Feb 16, 2014
    Georgia
    Is it true when a Canada goose and a Toulouse goose breed the babies will be sterile?

    I have a female Canada goose and I was wanting to get a male Toulouse or American Buff, but I have heard that the babies can be sterile.
     
  2. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

    4,905
    586
    286
    Apr 8, 2013
    Australia
    "Can be sterile" doesn't sound like "will all be sterile" so unless they carry a nasty lethal gene you don't want to pass on and battle for generations to come, if I were you I would probably go ahead and cross them, and see what results. I don't know much about geese, only kept them for about a year and a bit. Best wishes with your experiment.
     
  3. livininbrazil

    livininbrazil Chillin' With My Peeps

    hi chooks, I´m getting some interesting results from my experiments, it raises more questions! [​IMG] And I love your new avatar, very pretty.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by